So many of us have some sort of chronic pain and/or illness. As a society, we have accepted this as “part of life.” I am living proof and here to tell you that this does not need to be part of life. If we change our thoughts, we can change our physical health. Nobody ever suspected this of me since I have always been such an optimistic, happy person. Negative thoughts and chronic stress will manifest itself in one way or another, but there is hope. It is never too late to change.
We all have negativity at some points in our lives, but it is important to recognize and dismiss it in a healthy way. Have you ever said to yourself that if you didn’t finish this project on time, your co-workers were going to hate you? Or thinking the worst of a situation, but when said and done, it wasn’t bad at all? Okay, how about more simplistic things like I can’t dance, I have no rhythm, I have two left feet, or everyone will laugh at me. Those ones seem so minor, right? And you would be right if maybe it was thought once, ignored, and proved wrong. But not if we let these thoughts hold us back from doing things.
Our emotional, mental, and physical health are being damaged with each and every one of these limited beliefs. Chronic pain, gastrointestinal disease, headaches, chronic fatigue, and so many more illnesses can be caused by negative thoughts and be healed with positive thoughts. I’m living proof.
Tony Robbins once said, “The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”
Let’s bring some awareness to your negative thoughts. When they come, recognize them and then try to reword them in a more positive tone. I can start my own business, or I can become a doctor if I work hard enough. Compliment others, and you will automatically gain some positive energy. Pay attention to how you word things. Instead of a bunch of “don’t wants,” try some “I would love to have” or “I’m already starting to feel better” thoughts that will get you started in the right direction.
This sort of therapy changed my life and is why I teach it today.